double-barreled double-barreled

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) having two barrels mounted side by side
  2. (adj) having two purposes; twofold

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. No less a killer than AIDS will back off at least a bit when it's hit with a double-barreled blast of belief.
  2. A twelve-gauge, double-barreled shotgun inlaid with silver, it had been specially made for Hemingway.
  3. Many Jewish leaders regard the two measures as a double-barreled assault on their faith and the Jewish state.

News

  1. It’s official: Zack Wheeler to make MLB debut on Tuesday

    After weeks of speculation, the Mets made it official: they are calling up top prospect Zack Wheeler on Tuesday. The Mets play a day/night double-header against the Braves and will fire a double-barreled shot of young arms, going with Matt Harvey in the afternoon and Wheeler in the evening most likely. The Mets acquired Wheeler…
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: HardballTalk

  2. What others say: Let the debate begin

    Over the weekend, as Americans were still absorbing double-barreled revelations about the extent of the National Security...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Deseret News

  3. Man behind NSA leak knew the risks involved

    He called me BRASSBANNER, a code name in the double-barreled style of the National Security Agency, where he worked in the signals intelligence directorate.Verax was the name he chose for himself, "truth teller" in Latin. I asked him early on, wi...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

Quotes

  1. ...Treasurer Phil Angelides, not a panel member, called the recommendations to scale back the mortgage-interest deduction and kill the state and local tax deduction "a double-barreled blast aimed squarely at California and the middle class."
    on Oct 19, 2005 By: Phil Angelides Source: Seattle Times

  2. "DOOM 3 defines first-person cinematic action, and the expansion pack continues right where we left off - with a terrifying atmosphere, a new story and one of the most classic weapons ever, the double-barreled shotgun," states Todd Hollenshead,...
    on Oct 25, 2004 By: Todd Hollenshead Source: MPOGD.com

  3. "The right's embrace of Hoffman is a double-barreled suicide for the GOP," writes Frank Rich.
    on Nov 1, 2009 By: Frank Rich Source: New York Daily News

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